Oh yes! We have to start off with this one! Did you know that Big Ben is the name of the bell inside the clock tower? The actual name of the tower is Elizabeth Tower. For those picturesque views of the tower, take a boat ride across the River Thames. Lighting up the scenic skyline of London City since 1859, the Big Ben is only a short walk away from other major historical sights.
Europe’s tallest observation wheel, the Eye takes you on a thirty-minute ride, and promises great 360 degree views of London. An iconic landmark set on the River Thames, this is a must-see for those wanting to get a holistic picture of London.
Attracting tourists as well as locals, this Palace is a remarkable part of British History. Quick tip: arrive by 10:45AM to watch the changing of guards. Then, take a tour of the Palace and find out for yourself why Buckingham Palace is also called the ‘The Queen’s House’.
A real break from the city, Hyde Park promises acres of greenery. Located in the centre of London, the park offers recreational areas, picnic spots and many quiet areas. Perhaps one of the greatest parks in London, it has over 4000 trees, a flower garden and a large lake. Being here will make you forget that you’re in the capital city.
After being greeted by the natural light from the transparent roof, visitors to this Museum will be able to walk around and see famous historic artefacts from around the world. Whatever period of human history you’re interested in, this Museum has something to offer.
Tower of London
Attracting over three million visitors a year, the Tower of London possesses a rich history. Although the tower was originally constructed by William the Conqueror in the 1070s, it holds the power to captivate visitors from around the world.
With over a thousand years of history, this Church is still open to all for regular worship. But it’s not just the history that attracts visitors. With two tall towers standing at 225 feet, 10 bells and a vast interior, the church is also the resting place for three world famous scientists; Stephen Hawking, Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.
One of the best attractions in London, this place is a great way to entertain the entire family. Known as the world’s famous wax museum, this place is filled with wax figures of famous celebrities, historical figures and TV personalities.
Natural History Museum
This magnificent building is home to multiple galleries that display a host of objects and relics from the natural world. After having opened its doors as a ‘free entry’ Museum in 1881, it has been exceptional in preserving much of what has been collected. Be sure to visit the animatronic T-rex in the Dinosaur Gallery and the dodo skeleton in the Cadogan Gallery.
Muslim Sightseeing Bus Tour or Cruise
A bus tour or cruise with Muslim History Tours will give you a powerful insight into Islamic History in Britain. Take the bus tour or an afternoon tea cruise for an enriching and educational experience around the city of London, whilst uncovering Islamic Gems every step of the way. Go to halaltourismbritain.com to find out more.